Thanks in part to a drastic increase in prescription narcotic abuse among the public, drug use on the job has also increased — and with alarming effects for employers. The following infographic, courtesy of Compliance and Safety, illustrates the magnitude of the problem.
Employers have options, however, including:
- The government-funded Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA), which offers resources on maintaining a drug-free workplace.
- The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers information on the effects of drug abuse and how to initiate prevention and treatment measures.
- The United States Department of Labor’s “drug-free workplace policy builder” helps organizations develop a customized drug-free workplace policy statement.
- EmploymentDrugTesting.com offers information and services regarding employee drug testing.